There are washes of triggered keyboards and bells and synthetic tonalities on Contact, but all of it follows the lead of the drums. It’s a record of rhythms that isn’t a beat record. Fox’s drumming is full but considered, like an enormous stone arm pushing slowly through a forest.
Contact occupies a space of energized meditation, neither mellow nor aggressive. It rolls the way Fox rolls. All of his musical experience flows into this record. If you know his past, you’ll understand his present. Fox has played with Liturgy, Zs, Ex-Eye, Guardian Alien, Ben Frost, Colin Stetson, and dozens of other people.
-Sasha Frere-Jones, 2020